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Quoting in Pairs

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:07 am
by Nick
:chores-mop: :chores-laundry: The biggest single thing that I clean up is pairing of quotes. I fully understand why it happens - even after all these years of running this board, I still get my quote pairs wrong whilst editing quotebacks. So I thought it was worth spelling out how quotebacks work:

Named Quotebacks

When you click on the "Quote" button on the far right you get to quoteback the person that you are replying to, like this:

The Poster wrote:even after all these years of running this board, I still get my quote pairs wrong whilst editing quotebacks.


However - notice that I have manually changed the quoteback, which anyone can do in their post. You can put anything in quotes, & then attribute by adding ="The Poster"

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[quote="The Poster"]even after all these years of running this board, I still get my quote pairs wrong whilst editing quotebacks.[/quote]



Nested Quotebacks

This is the beggar that we all go wrong on.

D wrote:
N wrote:When you click on the "Quote" button on the far right you get to quoteback the person that you are replying to

even after all these years of running this board, I still get my quote pairs wrong whilst editing quotebacks.

The biggest single thing that I clean up is pairing of quotes


That was achieved with this:

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[quote="D"]
[quote]
[quote="N"]
When you click on the "Quote" button on the far right you get to quoteback the person that you are replying to
[/quote]
even after all these years of running this board, I still get my quote pairs wrong whilst editing quotebacks.
[/quote]
The biggest single thing that I clean up is pairing of quotes
[/quote]


Now I split that sequence into separate lines so you can see how the quote tags pair up. They form nested pairs.

Re: Quoting in Pairs

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:40 am
by londonpropertyagency
Nested quotes are a great features. Are a little complex however. Still working on learning these.